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Our Events

The Michigan Educational Theatre Association offers multiple events throughout the year. Whether you are a teacher, student, teaching artist or retired professional, META membership can enhance your learning and keep your practice relevant and ready for the 21st century.
Thespian Festival

The Michigan Thespian Festival  is the biggest high school festival in the state of Michigan and the 10th largest in the country. This 2 day event is a must do for high school students and their directors.


META leadership actively engage federal and state policymakers to support arts education. 

Jr. Festival

Michigan Jr. Thespian Festival is a one day theatre event designed for Middle School Students.  It typically takes place in March.

EdTA National Conference

This national event sponsored by META's parent affiliate provides three days of professional development meant to improve theatre educators practice.

Leadership Camp

META's summer student leadership camp hosted at Grace Adventures nestled in the dunes area of Silver Lake, Michigan.

Theatre in our Schools

Theatre in Our Schools TIOS for short, is a national initiative sponsored by the EdTA.

Join the International Thespian Festival, produced by the Educational Theatre Association, showcasing outstanding school theatre productions on four professional stages, and extraordinary opportunities for learning and presentation encompassing all theatrical disciplines.

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